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Have you ever collected anything? Coins, stamps, sports cards—maybe even dolls or action figures? Even if you have never collected anything in your life, now is your chance. For the first time ever, Vitalant is featuring a series of T-shirts that donors can collect when they donate around specific national holidays that correspond with a decrease in blood donations.

Where are all the flower children in the audience? The first Decades T-shirt— our Groovy ’70s Donor shirt — evokes peace, love and happiness vibes. Whether you lived through this decade or not, we’re sure you’ll find this vintage-inspired shirt far out! You can collect the Groovy ’70s Donor shirt when you give blood around the Memorial Day holiday from May 24-31, and this shirt is redeemable by email. Check it out at

Our next Decades T-shirt is a nod to the magic of the 1980s, inviting you to leave your mark as a Super Donor. The shirt pays tribute to gaming legends -- and did we mention that the light purple color is super fun, too? Wearing this shirt is a throwback to the days of arcades, roller skating rinks, big hair and leg warmers. The shirt is like a piece of pop culture and you won’t want to miss it.

When you plan your donation around the Labor Day holiday, from Aug. 30-Sept. 4, you will qualify for the Super Donor shirt. Starting in July, all promotional items will be redeemed through the Donor Rewards program. This requires you to create an online donor account, opt in to Donor Rewards, and order your shirt in the online donor store. Be sure to create an account and opt in to Rewards well in advance so you won’t miss out on this super fun shirt. You can familiarize yourself with the process by clicking here.

The final T-shirt in the collection celebrates friendship and the 1990s — the decade of grunge, platform shoes and calling your friends on an actual landline phone to talk for hours. Your friends have always been there for you, and now you can be there for patients in need. This is the perfect time to rally your pals to give blood and support a cause that is truly heartwarming during the holiday season.

This T-shirt offer runs Dec. 21-Jan.7. Please find an hour or two in your schedule to give blood and ensure that patients have a brighter holiday. This promotion is also redeemable through the Donor Rewards program, which requires you to log in to your online donor account and opt in to Rewards. 

Now, are you inspired to collect all three Decades T-shirts? We know you’ll be the coolest person on the block when you wear each of them. Get ready to join us on this journey through the decades!

Article published for the Vital Donor newsletter.